When I picked this book to read for our Book Discussion Groups, I just assumed that I had read it in High School. I knew the story. But when I opened the pages, I discovered that not only had I not read it ever before but I was inextricably drawn into the story of Jay Gatsby and his high-flying but tragic life. I was thrilled to be in the "Roaring Twenties" on the shore in Long Island swept away by the atmosphere and music of the age. The narrator, Nick Carraway, is a most admirable storyteller. Although told from memory two years after the incidents described, the reader is convinced of Nick's honesty and fidelity to the story. Daisy Buchanan is seen as an ethereal beauty for whom material happiness is a given and so is the love bestowed upon her by others.